Meet Cherokee Layson-Wolf

Chapter: Epsilon Alumni Chapter

About Cherokee

I attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where I was historian and president of Epsilon Chapter. I also was Epsilon Chapter advisor for a few years. I currently work as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and am the president-elect of the Maryland Pharmacists Association. I also serve as the director of our PGY-1 community residency program.

My current hobbies are raising my two kids (and our pug!) with my husband, Michael, listening to audiobooks, trying (some successfully and some not so much) recipes and crafts from Pinterest, and binge crafting (making jewelry, scrapbooking, making seasonal wreaths, whatever is on sale at Michaels!).

Most memorable LKS experience?

Getting together with the LKS members both as a collegiate and as the chapter advisor. We had numerous potlucks and gatherings, which also included a few trips to the bowling alley. Being able to gather outside of school really helped us get to know each other and understand what made us all tick.

What advice would you give to fellow sisters?

Give back. At some point you were helped by someone to succeed. They may have been a family member, friend, significant other, classmate, colleague. Be willing to help someone else out when they need help. It could be as simple as a kind ear, connecting them with a resource or giving them your time.

Why are you a lamb for life?

LKS gave me the confidence to work with others and realize that I wanted to be a servant leader to my profession, colleagues and students. Before LKS, I likely never wanted to stand in front of a group to talk or give a presentation unless I had to. LKS gave me the opportunity to strengthen those skills with members who supported me. LKS also gave me the opportunity to network with amazing people who are still part of my network today, even though I met them many years ago.

What job would you do if you weren’t a pharmacist?

A personal shopper/stylist!

Ricardo SilvaCherokee Layson-Wolf